an ADM-3A cam in tod...ay
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Wed Dec 27 10:03:22 CST 2006
In article <45929513.2010504 at bluewin.ch>,
Jos Dreesen / Marian Capel <jos.mar at bluewin.ch> writes:
> Lucky strike today :
> 10 swiss francs (7.50 USD) got me a ADM-3a in very reasonable cosmetic
> state, with the dip-switch cover still intact, and with the optional
> numeric keyboard.
> On opening , I saw the unit even included the RG512 graphics option!
Sweet! Is it the yellow enclosure or the blue enclosure?
My ADM-3A is the yellow enclosure which seems to be less common and
does *not* have the graphics option. What's in the graphics option
anyway? Block character graphics? I hadn't heard of this.
> Not is all well , the crt has a severe case of moulding. This was
> discussed before, I believe changing the CRT was the only good option ?
Some sites talk about removing the face plate and cleaning it and
reattaching it, but I've only seen sites talk about this as a
possibility, not any stories from anyone who's actually done it. I
think replacing the CRT would be preferable.
> The unit also does not work. This might have to do with the can of Coke
> that seems to have been emptied onto the keyboard and surroundings...
My ADM-3A also does not power up; I suspect the power supply circuit
but haven't diagnosed it any further than that.
> Anyone have suggestions for the specific case of semi-dried Coke ?
Perhaps a steam cleaner would make quicker work of dissolving the
dried syrup so it can be sponged off?
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